25 September 2012

Don't let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling the...
m to help themselves to hot coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."

"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change." "Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

So folks, dont let the cups drive you...enjoy the coffee instead.

10 September 2012

Bengaluru Meditation Retreat

Universal Law
All things are impermanent
All things are imperfect
All things are incomplete
We can not change the past
We can not control the future
All meetings end parting
That which rises must fall
That which is collected will be disperse
Purpose of Life
§Spend time each day in nature
§Create beauty in your life
§Create simplicity, not austerity
§Learn to enjoy the silence
§Get in touch with your creativity
§Latch on to synchronicity
§Learn to receive with gratitude
§Figure out what you don’t want in you life
§Enjoy each moment